Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ANOTHER DAY OF WEEDING.....


Here are some quick photos I took as I've been weeding for two days and have lots more to do...But..things are shaping up pretty well and I've been taking advantage of the cooler temps....

Welcome to the garden




St. Francis ( Patron Saint of Animals/Ecology) overlooks the garden from his new location( still showing the remnants of the ivy that was once attached to him for so long on the other side of the house). He now marks the halfway point in the garden.




Newest Nikko Blue with less acidic soil( hence the lavender shades in the blooms) at the far end of the garden...

8 comments:

Dee Dee said...

Oh my Rebecca...I love your beautiful garden...of course the Hydrangea...one of my favorites.....such true southern garden beauties :)

Rebecca said...

Thank you Dee Dee..It's undergoing quite a transformation but I'm happy with how it's progressing...I've had to downsize the plantings because it was too much for me to take care of. Of course the hydrangeas and roses stay:-)....Hubby's not much of a green thumb so it's up to me to maintain the garden and I've been very lax this season thus far. We're going to be putting down some more flagstone for a sitting area...Next year I want to be able to have teas in the spring garden so I have lots to do!...

Betsy said...

Thanks for giving us a little peek into your garden! I think it is just lovely with the paths and gorgeous iron fencing!

Rebecca said...

Thank you Betsy...The path has a sort of serpentine flow that the pictures don't really reveal. It also should've been swept better before photographing but the sun was almost at an angle that I wouldn't have been able to take any this morning... I love the stone path just after a summer shower. The rain washes off any dust and it just makes the garden smell alive again...The iron gate came with the house and I would wager is probably as old...An arch in the back also came with it as well. I have a wisteria wrapping around it and that's choking a climbing rose out so I need to take care of that, too.
So much to do...

willow said...

Rebecca, I love your St. Francis! I have been looking for one and yours is just perfect. So many of them out there just look a little bit cheesy (forgive me all you saint statues out there).

Rebecca said...

Willow...I know exactly what you mean! There are some of the cheesiest ones out there imaginable..LOL!! I searched and searched until I found this one at an antique/vendor mall...There was a booth specializing in garden statuary and when I saw that this St. Francis was so detailed( actually revealing the stigmata on his hands!) I had to grab him and he's heavier than he looks, too!...

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Rebecca, your garden is just as I imagined, in these long shots. The statue is lovely,and how meaningful that you have it....your love of animals shining through in this choice.

I agree in that many statues are cheesy/corny, but yours is an exception. It is very finely crafted, and adds a beautiful formality and class to your garden.

Mmm said...

I love your garden. Thanks for the refreshing tour! And I've always love St Francis statues. his story is so marvelous.